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NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter For the last two or three years the Forest Service (FS) has been preparing for a vegetative treatment, control burn on “The Mountain” aka the La Sals. They spent two summers chopping back oak brush along the sides of roads that were to be used as fire...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Sunday night, just about dusk, saw the two La Sal ambulances being dispatched to “the trailer court”.  Their lights were blinking red and blue, but there were no sirens.  The report was that there was an unresponsive man. Unfortunately, we have to report...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Steve Barnett of Old La Sal lost his life one week ago in a tragic accident at the top of Blue Hill, ten miles south of Moab.  Barnett was passing a slow moving semi truck as the passing lane ended and slammed head on into a semi truck coming from the other...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter As I mentioned in our last episode, we get folks who come to La Sal to hide out or be off the grid (literally in some cases).  But we also get people moving into our village who come and hit the ground running with both feet and just become an active and...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Our local emergency responders were called out twice in the last few days.  Their first call-out was to the gruesome fatal accident in Lisbon Valley on August 28.  Car passengers, both living and deceased, had to be extracted from vehicles.  This was a two...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter Twenty outstanding young men from La Canada High School near north Los Angeles descended upon the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Sal on April 7 for a day of work and adventure as they completed sprucing up a building that has long been a mainstay in La...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter 1. Friends – old and new.  I was speaking to a new friend this week – one I had just then met – who moved to Old La Sal a couple of years ago from Salt Lake City.  She and her partner love it here.  I said, people either really love La Sal, or they don’t...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter There is an old adage which says:  Don’t wrestle with a pig.  You both get dirty, and the pig likes it. It was a quiet Friday night just before dusk, and my partner and I were vegging out in front of the TV.  Our TV sits between two windows that look onto...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter We are still getting used to the idea that it is 2014.  How many checks have you written so far with the 2013 date on them?  Fortunately, we don’t write many checks anymore with on-line bill pay, etc. Many folks welcomed in the New Year with a get-together...
NORTHERN NEWSby Maxine Deeter This week there is actual real news from our fair village.  By the way, the population of La Sal had doubled as of Sunday evening with the arrival of a type II fire team for the Lackey Fan fire.  The last census put the population of La Sal and surrounding...

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